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News Briefs: 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Image Reveals Storm in Cairo; 'Jurassic World' Director Teases Possible Sequel Ideas

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:12

X-Men: Apocalypse: Alexandra Shipp appears as the mutant known as Storm in a new image shared by director Bryan Singer from behind the scenes of X-Men: Apocalypse. Note that in the lower part of the image, the actress is merged with "CG-created backgrounds and settings in real time," using technology known as "simulcan." The movie is heading to theaters on May 27, 2016. [Collider]   Jurassic World 2: Writer-director Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World, above...

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Tasty Treat: Shaun the Sheep Cupcakes

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 09:47

Were you a fan of the British Claymation cartoon series Wallace & Gromit? If so, you’ll probably love the new Shaun the Sheep Movie. Shaun takes off on an adventure, and has several close encounters along the way. These whimsical Shaun the Sheep-inspired cupcakes are super simple; they’re as fun to make as they are to eat. Shaun’s head is made from a delicious chocolate-covered, chocolate-chip cookie dough truffle. You need the following ingredients: 1 cake...

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Read the Original 'Vacation' Short Story Written by John Hughes

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:56

Did you know that the new movie Vacation is based on a true story? Well, okay, technically it's a continuation of a series of movies that started off with a 1983 feature adapted from a short story that was based on real events. John Hughes wrote the source tale, titled Vacation '58, for National Lampoon magazine back in the late '70s, while he was primarily employed at a Chicago ad agency. The story was based on a cross-country road trip he took with his own family as...

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We Already Know One Huge, Crazy Action Sequence in 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:56

In Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation, we see Tom Cruise hang on to the side of a plane as it takes off. We see him drive a motorcycle at insane speeds and hold his breath underwater for six minutes -- and that's only the beginning! Hands down, this is one of the year's best action movies, and those who've seen it are already clamoring for more. Good news is the studio has confirmed there will be another Mission: Impossible movie, with Tom Cruise already talking about the...

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These Three Incredible Film-Fest Lineups Prove 2015 Has Too Many Exciting Movies

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:52

It may be hard to believe that we're already over halfway through the year, but at least that means we're easing out of the big summer movie season and into the prestige-heavy fall when a lot of the year's big awards contenders make their debuts. This past week saw three of the biggest film festivals in the world announce their first waves of programmed titles, so we decided to round up just a handful of our most anticipated movies below. Even if you can't make it to any of...

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Exclusive: 'Fantastic Four' Fact Cards

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:00

"Are you ready for what's coming?" That is the question put forth to Reed Richards (Miles Teller) by friend-turned-nemesis Victor Domashev (Toby Kebbell) when the pair, along with Sue Storm (Kate Mara), Johnny Storm (Michael B. Jordan) and Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell) are forvever changed after being teleported into an alternate universe. Now you can be ready with these exclusive Fantastic Four fact cards that break down the new-found powers and identities of the super team and their...

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Behind the Success of Aardman Studios

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:00

If you’re an animation buff, no doubt you’ve heard of Aardman Animations. This British studio may not be as massive or well-known as Pixar or Studio Ghibli, but Aardman’s animators have been churning out unique shorts and feature-length films for over 40 years now. With Shaun the Sheep Movie – about a bored sheep who goes to the big city -- coming to theaters, we take a look at the development of this studio and its important role. Aardman Studios was originally...

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10 Reasons Why We Love Joel Edgerton

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:00

We’re about to see a whole lot of Joel Edgerton at the movies. In addition to appearing in this summer’s The Gift, which he also wrote and directed, the Australian actor stars in Life, Jane Got a Gun, Black Mass and Midnight Special, all opening in the fall. In honor of his career growth spurt this year, we’re celebrating Edgerton with 10 things about him you should know.   1. His career honors a childhood pet Edgerton is a cofounder of the Australian...

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The Evolution of ‘Fantastic Four’ Star Miles Teller

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:00

Having starred in the Oscar-nominated Whiplash and now appearing in the hotly anticipated Fantastic Four, with his YA franchise sequel The Divergent Series: Insurgent in between, 28-year-old Miles Teller has made it to the big time. Let’s see how he got there. Teller began acting as a teenager, performing in plays and musicals as a member of the Panther Players at Lecanto High School in Central Florida. During this time, he was in productions of Footloose, Damn Yankees, Bye Bye Birdie...

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Meet the Cast: Fantastic Four

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 05:00

The Fantastic Four was the first comic book series of the Marvel modern age and the characters have now appeared on-screen three different times: in a low-budget 1994 adaptation, then in a 2005 reboot, and finally in its 2008 sequel. The franchise is being rebooted yet again with Fantastic Four, which opens in theaters on August 7 and features an all-new cast and origin story. With the release date fast approaching, we decided to take a look at the cast of young and veteran actors that are...

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News Briefs: Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' Now Confirmed; Watch First Official 'Zoolander 2' Teaser

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 21:03

Gambit: Recently we heard an unconfirmed report claiming that Channing Tatum's deal to star in Marvel's Gambit was in jeopardy and that he might be exiting the project. Now, however, another source says that the actor has closed his deal and will indeed be playing the Southern card shark and ladies' man. Still to be determined is whether the actor will appear in other X-Men universe projects coming from 20th Century Fox. The movie is due in theaters on October 7, 2016. [Heat Vision]...

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The Hottest Trailers of the Week: July 31 Edition

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 05:42

There’s something for everyone this week in our roundup, from epic Christmas Eve parties to epic Michael Bay action scenes -- and even a whiff of that awards-season flavor that's quickly approaching. Watch them below and give us your comments. Click on the image below to watch the newest trailers   1. The Night Before Red-Band Trailer 1 (November 25) Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon-Levitt play three dudes in search of one last, epic...

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News Briefs: First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Demolition'; All-Male 'Ghostbusters' Sequel Rumor Clarified

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 21:43

Demolition: Our first look at Demolition reveals Jake Gyllenhaal as a very fit investment banker who struggles to deal with the death of his wife, deciding eventually to demolish his former life. Naomi Watts also stars; the movie will open the Toronto International Film Festival in September before opening in theaters on April 8, 2016. [Coming Soon]   Ghostbusters: In response to recent rumors, Ghostbusters producer Ivan Reitman says: "There is only one new Ghostbusters...

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Infographic: The Many Characters of Tom Cruise

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:21

What's your favorite Tom Cruise character? You know you have one, we all do. Is it Brian Flangan, the cocky bottle juggling bartender from Cocktail? Maybe you have a need for speed - and shirtless volleyball players - so Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from Top Gun is more your style. From adrenaline pumping action hero to innocent high school student to obnoxious talent agent, Tom Cruise has played it all in his spectacular career that has spanned over 30 years. Check out this...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 'Dark Places'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:15

When Libby Day (Charlize Theron) was 7 years old her family was brutally murdered and her older brother was found guilty of the heinous crime based on her testimony. Twenty-five years later, Lyle (Nicholas Hoult) invites Libby to be the guest of honor at the "Kill Club," a group of crime afficianados who attempt to find the truth behind what really happened to her family. Watch tthis clip from Dark Places exclusively on Fandango Movieclips. Dark Places is in theaters Augut...

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Tom Cruise Teases 'Edge of Tomorrow 2' and 'Mission: Impossible 6'

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 04:47

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, which we can attest is a heck of a good time at the movies, hits theaters on Friday (July 31, 2015 to be precise), and that means star Tom Cruise has been popping up everywhere to promote it. In doing so, he's already begun dropping some teases about a few sequels to movies of his that we might see.   Mission: Impossible 6 could go next summer. While stopping by The Daily Show, Jon Stewart asked Cruise if he had plans on making any...

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News Briefs: Kristen Stewart Goes Sci-fi in New 'Equals' Image; Jake Gyllenhaal Eyed for Boston Marathon Bombing Drama 'Stronger'

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 21:30

Equals: Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in Equals, a science fiction drama imagining a world "without greed, poverty, violence or emotion." That is, until a new disease arises, threatening the world with "love, depression, sensitivity and fear." The first official photos suggest a forbidding environment for their characters. Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) directed; the movie will debut at the Venice Film Festival in early September. [Collider]  ...

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DIY Stuffed Animal Celebrates 'Shaun the Sheep'

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:53

There’s one thing that will happen after your kids see the new Shaun the Sheep movie, they will want one of their own -- a Shaun the sheep that is. While the unusually bright sheep, who resides in Mossy Bottom Farm in Great Britain, may be a work of fiction for film and TV, you can make your child’s Shaun the Sheep dreams come true by making them a smaller, softer and more manageable version.   You’ll need: 1 large adult sock 1 small child’s sock...

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Fantastic Foursomes in Family Movies

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:21

The Thing, the Invisible Woman, Human Torch and, of course, Mr. Fantastic aren’t just friends, they are the Fantastic Four. This is a group that, when united, becomes more than just the individual people, they become powerful and a force to be reckoned with. While groups of friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from dynamic duos to triumphant trios, there is something about a foursome that is just so fantastic. In honor of the return of the Fantastic Four to the big screen,...

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How Movies Made My Family Vegetarians

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 08:04

The credits for Babe had barely started when my six-year-old turned to me and said, “I want to be a vegetarian.” I glanced back to the screen, at the long list of people involved in the making of the film, and I wondered if I should send them all “thank you” cards, perhaps a nice fruit basket. Maybe I could find out where they were registered. My son was the final family member to give up meat. His older brother had a six-month lead on his decision, and my wife...

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